PDAs

The next step up in device size is the PDA. These come in many different forms, but typically have a larger screen, more memory, and more processing power than mobile phones. A PDA generally refers to a device small enough to hold in the palm of the hand, but with a larger screen than the typical mobile phone. Current PDAs evolved from gadgets designed to help you manage your contacts and calendar essentially electronic FiloFaxes and were relative latecomers to the wireless Internet. The market...

Technical Editor and Series Editor

Wei Meng Lee is Series Editor for Syngress Publishing's .NET Developer Series. He is currently lecturing at The Center for Computer Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore.Wei Meng is actively involved in Web development work and conducts training for Web developers and Visual Basic programmers. He has co-authored two books on WAP. He holds a bachelor's degree in Information Systems and Computer Science from the National University of Singapore. Several books in the .NET series, VB.NET...

Designing the Interface

The interface will be straightforward and simple. Mobile .NET Web Forms are capable of rendering differently for various devices, using default or custom style properties. For simplicity, you will work with only a few styles. Feel free to adjust fonts and background colors, because these settings will be rendered only by devices that support them, but will not cause devices that don't to fail. In this section, you will be creating the front end and the logic that ties your UI to your data...

Installing Openwave Sdk Wap Edition

You can download the Openwave SDK from the Openwave developer's Web site http developer.openwave.com.You have to register before you will be allowed to download the SDK. Two different editions of SDK are available, one is for Windows NT 2000 operating systems and the other one is for Windows 98 ME operating systems. No specific system requirements exist for running Openwave SDK, other than the correct operating system, which makes installation of Openwave easy and quick. It also does not...

Installing Ericsson WapIDE

To download WapIDE, point your browser to www.ericsson.com mobilityworld. Browse to Open Zone and choose Tools and Enablers from there, download the file for WapIDE 3.1.1 SDK WapIDE_311.zip .You will have to register before you can download this file. To run Ericsson WAP IDE, your system needs to meet the following requirements At least a Pentium II, 266 MHz with 128MB of RAM and 20MB free disk space Windows 98,Windows NT,Windows 2000 or higher Java 2 Platform, version 1.3.0 or later, which you...

Openwave Sdk Wap Edition

The Openwave SDK WAP Edition 5.0 former versions known as UP.SDK is an all-new version of this popular simulator. Openwave and its previous edition combined together are the most popular simulating environments with the mobile developers. It has support for a wide variety of handsets including Alcatel, Ericsson, Motorola, and Openwave using Openwave Mobile Browser. For a complete list of phones supporting Openwave Mobile Browser, please refer to Unlike the old versions, this new version comes...

Using the MME Emulator

Start the MME Emulator from the shortcut on the Start menu.This will open two windows the main browser window containing the mobile phone emulator and the output window that will display various messages and debug information. When you first start the browser, you will be presented with the MME Info Page, which is accessed from the browser's local file system, as indicated by the info prefix in the URL see Figure 4.16 .The first thing you should do is browse some of the links off the home page...